*UPDATE: We are currently working through the applications and interviews will be delayed. Please bear with us as we read the applications and prepare to  begin the next stage of the process. (Updated 9/25/17)

 

 

 

Overview

The AU Student Leadership Fund is designed to support students in their extracurricular and on-campus leadership endeavors by awarding funds to a select group of students. The goal is to ensure that students are able to be active on campus and involved in improving the AU community, regardless of their socioeconomic status. Students who are more involved at AU are more personally invested in AU which is better for the community overall. There are many students who are unable to be as involved as they would like given that they have to work other paying jobs to support themselves during their time at AU. Students who are more involved on campus feel a greater sense of connection to the institution. This is a community-based solution aimed at eliminating a financial barrier to student involvement at AU. Additionally, this is also a financial investment in student leadership that allows for the AU community to foster various types of leadership by providing low-income students the means to take on leadership roles.

Requirements
  • Be an involved, full-time student of a degree program 
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5;
  • Have been a student at AU for at least one academic year (two semesters)
  • Interview with and be approved by simple majority vote of the selection committee;
  • This is open to both pell-eligible and non-pell eligible students;
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University;
  • Participate in an exit interview with the committee at the end of the semester explaining how the fund was beneficial to supporting your student leadership endeavors*
  • Individuals already receiving student support payments via the Activities Fee are excluded from applying and receiving funds through this fund (i.e., AUSG executives, AUCC board members, SMB members, etc.)
Timeline for the Fall 2017 Semester
  • Applications open July 28, 2017
  • Fall classes begin August 28, 2017
  • Interviews begin September 25, 2017 at the latest
  • Final selections made October 13, 2017 at the latest